Napolitano calls for DHS 3.0, says cybersecurity is a top priority

In October 2012, Obama signed an executive order that expanded DHS’s ties to local law enforcement; in November 2012, New Jersey local law enforcement were reportedly gearing up with DHS funded surveillance equipment to monitor likely targets of a terrorist attack.

Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, in a December 2012 report, criticized DHS for spending department money on “zombie apocalypse training”, which have recently become a more popular form of disaster scenario training for emergency first responder teams.

The HALO Corporation, which held the training sessions in question, responded to Coburn’s criticism by denying that any taxpayer money was spent on the training.

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